Yes another comic about making comics.
I wanted to write a comic the talks about voice in our head that questions how our creations will be interpreted by others. To be honest I have this problem with this and always have. I noticed it coming up while trying to write a comic for Animatic Press I decided to make the comic about that. Questioning how people might react to something you create is almost always a bad idea unless you are making something directly for someone in which case I think this is something to keep in mind
But in most cases that voice that comes in and questions how the general audience will react to your comic or creation should not be your criteria for editing your comic. You should do what YOU do and what YOU enjoy doing and use the enjoyment you feel while creating as you gauge to tell you if you are on the right track or not. Your enjoyment will come out in what you create and people will respond to it. And chances are if you enjoy something or think something is funny a few others will to. In the comic I made the artist basically gives up chooses to not make anything rather than face the fear of making something that might make him look bad. He would rather do nothing that risk of hurting the vision of himself that his ego has created in his head
Art wise I wanted to keep is really simple and graphic with a mid 20th century appeal. I enjoy making wild and super energized drawings but I also love cartoon and comics that give simple shapes emotions with very little line work. The strange this is; I do not always enjoy making that type of work as much as the exaggerated work but the end result sometimes appeals to me more. Not sure why that is yet.
THIS WEEK – I will be in Michigan at KIDS READ COMICS. An awesome event put on by a great group of people and attended by a lot of extremely talented artist and storytellers. Please check out their website and see the amazing line up of events they have planned for this coming Saturday & Sunday (18th & 19th). The event is FREE so if you are anywhere in the area you can’t lose by going to this.
Have a good week.